Q #4: Do you sell them?
Q: You have a preference for ICD-10-CM draft?
A: AAPC is going to be the cheapest. Ingenix they’re fine. Ingenix is now Optum, I think, because I worked for Optum for a while and – yeah, Ingenix they were bought up by Optum.
Q: Ingenix or AAPC publications?
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A: Elsevier…If I had to pick, AAPC is great; but Elsevier to me makes the best coding manuals. Their professional edition or hospital editions are amazing. They have all kinds of extra stuff and pictures and I even like the feel of the paper, but they’re more expensive so think about that, and you have to get a new one every year. I have not seen Elsevier’s ICD-10 draft. I can’t give you any feedback on that. I have the AAPCs – like this. And this is the brand new ICD-9. I got the professional. I got the hospital edition, because I’m going to be doing ICD-10-PCS after we get done with CEM, so I need that.
Q #5: What do you suggest for someone that hasn’t even gotten their feet wet in ICD-10? I was told to start doing the Anatomy for ICD-10, what other options do I have and I heard the anatomy and terminology is very different from ICD-9?
A: Yes, it’s different. It’s not different in a bad way; it’s just much more detailed. Again, yes, you may want to bump up your knowledge. A great book to get, we teach this book, but if you want to do it on your own, you’re more than welcome. But our MTA course is based out of anatomy and terminology for ICD-10.